d600 won't change focus point ! Ideas?

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Charles9600
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d600 won't change focus point ! Ideas?
4 weeks ago

So.... I read many posts on setting camera to allow focus points to change.

I cannot get the camera to change from the center focus point.  On auto, I do see various focus points illuminating so I guess they are "connected" but still, I cannot direct the camera to select.

Anyone have a fix idea?  I wonder if the wheel on back is somehow not connected, but I can navigate around pictures in review mode.  Hummmm.

Charles

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pxlwz
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Re: d600 won't change focus point ! Ideas?
In reply to Charles9600, 4 weeks ago

On the focus selection point wheel on the back, make sure, the white dot is not set to L (locked)

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-d600/images/allroundview.jpg

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In reply to Charles9600, 4 weeks ago

Charles9600 wrote:

So.... I read many posts on setting camera to allow focus points to change.

I cannot get the camera to change from the center focus point. On auto, I do see various focus points illuminating so I guess they are "connected" but still, I cannot direct the camera to select.

Anyone have a fix idea? I wonder if the wheel on back is somehow not connected, but I can navigate around pictures in review mode. Hummmm.

Charles

Use the 4-way controller just to the right of the LCD screen to control your AF points.  Pressing OK should return your focus to the center AF point.  The back wheel is normally set to change your shutter speed.

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Re: d600 won't change focus point ! Ideas?
In reply to pxlwz, 4 weeks ago

On the focus selection point wheel on the back, make sure, the white dot is not set to L (locked)

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-d600/images/allroundview.jpg

...and also make sure that when you're trying to change the focus point that the camera/meter is ON, since it will not change otherwise.

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Re: d600 won't change focus point ! Ideas?
In reply to pxlwz, 4 weeks ago

pxlwz wrote:

On the focus selection point wheel on the back, make sure, the white dot is not set to L (locked)

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-d600/images/allroundview.jpg

This is probably the answer. common mistake.

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Re: d600 won't change focus point ! Ideas?
In reply to TheMeister, 4 weeks ago

I appreciate the replies, but my problem is beyond  "user error" I am afraid.

Thanks to all,

Charles

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In reply to Charles9600, 4 weeks ago

Just to be clear, what area focus mode are you in when you are trying to move the focus point?

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